Is Shellfish Farming Right For You? NY Sea Grant Offers Free E-Course So You Can Decide
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Stony Brook, NY, July 20, 2021 - Is Shellfish Farming Right For You? If you would like to learn the steps involved with establishing a shellfish farming business venture in New York, then we invite you to enroll in a free e-course that you can complete at your own pace.

Students will learn about the history of shellfish cultivation and underwater land access management, the different shellfish leasing programs to apply for access to underwater lands, and other permits necessary to growout harvest shellfish. This course also addresses basic farm management and best practices to manage and maintain healthy shellfish livestock.

Students take a quiz at the end of each module to test their knowledge in this self-paced course.

To enroll, please fill out the request form.

Questions? Email

Also, see our flyer for the shellfish e-course.

Funding for this training course was possible through an aquaculture award from the National Sea Grant College Program, which supported a partnership involving New York Sea Grant, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Marine Program, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Department of Planning, and the Stony Brook University Marine Animal Disease Laboratory

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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